The Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad will be available in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore in mid-August. The HP TouchPad is the webOS user interface realised in the tablet experience.
With its 9.7-inch diagonal flush capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, support for Adobe Flash Player in the browser and access to thousands of webOS applications, the HP TouchPad is designed not just for fun but for mobile productivity.
“HP’s vision is to seamlessly connect all your worlds through the power of HP webOS. The launch of the HP TouchPad today is only the beginning of how HP will scale with webOS across the device spectrum. You will discover that the HP TouchPad simply works the way you do for both personal and professional use. The platform has unmatched features and flexibility that works like nothing else,” said Paul Boshoff, Country Manager, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard New Zealand.
The HP TouchPad will be available in New Zealand from retailers and commercial resellers with the option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. Prices will start from NZ$799 and NZ$949 respectively, including GST.
The HP TouchPad user interface is a visual representation of your workspace, so you can manage your workflow in a naturally intuitive way. The power of webOS next-level multitasking lets you have multiple applications running at the same time.
The HP TouchPad also features HP Synergy, which keeps contacts, calendars, messages, photos, and email automatically synced from sources like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Skype, and Microsoft Exchange. The HP TouchPad offers easy access to instant messaging, videos and video calling. Connected photo albums make it easy to share and view your pictures directly from popular services such as Facebook, Snapfish and Photobucket. It works seamlessly with the HP TouchPad’s user interface for a natural and efficient experience.
With its 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam, the HP TouchPad offers video calling capability. It’s also compatible with HP’s printing solutions, so you can wirelessly print documents, photos and emails to compatible wireless and networked HP printers.
The HP TouchPad has built-in HP Touchstone technology for easy charging, so it’s compatible out of the box with the HP Touchstone for HP TouchPad (sold separately), and you can charge in either portrait or landscape mode, even without removing the HP TouchPad case (sold separately). Optional accessories for the HP TouchPad include the HP Touchstone Charging Dock, the HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard and the HP TouchPad Case (sold separately).